Thursday, March 30, 2006

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March 31, 2006
Garlic Odor in ICU

Q: Patient with which poisoning presents with garlic odor?

A: Organophosphate poisoning.





Thursday March 30, 2006
Dilantin in Torsade


Q: Which anti-seizure drug can be use in the treatment of Torsade de pointes if conventional therapy fails?

A: Phenytoin (Dilantin).



References:
1.
Torsades de pointes therapy with phenytoin - Ann Emerg Med.1991 Feb;20(2):198-200.
2.
Few case reports from literature: remarkablemedicine.com